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Pirates minor-leaguer Andrew Lambo hits for cycle in five innings

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

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For a little while Tuesday night, the eyes of baseball were on Pirates prospect Andrew Lambo. (Getty Images)

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Pirates outfield prospect Andrew Lambo hit for the cycle on Tuesday night, but there's a lot more to it than that. Consider:

  • Lambo completed his cycle by the fifth inning. Once more, for appropriate emphasis: Lambo had tallied a cycle before the game was even official.
  • He cycled in order: a single in the first, a double in the third, a triple in the fourth and a homer in the fifth.
  • In doing so, Lambo became the first player in the history of Double-A Altoona to hit for the cycle.

The 24-year-old Lambo was originally a fourth-round choice by the Dodgers back in 2007. Across parts of seven minor-league seasons, Lambo owns a career slash line of .275/.343/.435 with 57 home runs in 2,278 plate appearances.

It's possible, of course, that Lambo will never make the bigs, but he'll always have a very special night of baseball to remember.

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